The recording of TOV last night made me think. I post a lot of stuff here using the metric system (since it is my native system and honestly, everyone except Americans and Brits use it, and well, it's more logical). And in these Olympic times, much info comes your way in the metric system. So here is a guide to the metric system.
1 meter (m) = 10 decimeters (dm) = 100 centimeters (cm) = 1000 millimeters (mm).
1 kilometer (km) = 1000 meters. 10 kilometers = 1 metric mile.
1 inch = 2,54 cm. 1 foot = 30.48 cm. 1 yard = 91.44 cm.
Some practical examples:
I am 1,76 m/176 cm tall. That is 5 feet and 9,29 inches.
If you are driving 80 km/h you are driving 49,7 mph.
The base unit is a gram (g). 1000 milligrams (mg) = 1 g. 100 g = 1 hektogram (hg). 1000 g = 1 kilogram (kg, the most used unit). 1000 kg = 1 metric tonn.
1 pound = 0,45 kg.
I weight 72 kg. That is 158,4 pounds.
1 litre (l) = 10 decilitres (dl) = 100 centilitres (cl) = 1000 millilitres (ml).
1 litre = 33,81 ounces = 0,26 gallons.
So, any more nice info?
Yup! Not only do you see that everything here is based on the number 10, thus making conversion easy. There is also a connection between litres, meters and kilos. Look at this:
- 1 litre of pure water weighs excactly 1 kg.
- 1 liter is the same as 1 cubic decimeter.
0 degrees celcius is the freezing temperature of pure water. 100 degrees celcius is the boiling temperature of pure water. If you want to convert a temperature in celcius to fahrenheit the formula is like this (celcius temperature x 9/5) + 32.
0 celcius is 32 fahrenheit.